Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Monday - Wednesday Update (Chest & Abs / Muscle Build Session 26 / Plumstead Runners AGM)

I really am getting frustrated now.

How long have I had this cold/man flu for now?  It just doesnt seem to be getting better.  One step forward then two steps back.

As for Wednesday night, I've still not run outside since NYE, which makes it exactly 1 week, the longest break I've had since I first started having knee trouble back in the summer.  To say I'm p*ssed off doesnt even cover it right now.

However, all is not lost.

Limited by the chest infection I seem to have now (treated by antibiotics), I know I cant do any significant cardio otherwise I'd put myself in trouble, so I've been concentrating on strength training.

Monday, I done my chest & abs routine to keep things ticking over...

10 sets of 20 swiss ball sit ups plus 20 swiss ball sit twists.  400 done in no time.  
10 sets of 10 chest press with 9kg dumbells plus 10 chest fly.

Totally shattered afterwards but feeling good.

Tuesday, I braved the Gym for Muscle Build session 26...

Warm Up 
 
1km gentle treadmill 
   

TRX

Crucifix (3sets x 10reps)
Shoulder Press (3sets x 10reps)
One Armed Press Ups (5sets x 10reps)
Bicep Curl (3sets x 10reps)
Tricep Curl (3sets x 10reps)

Abs

10 sets (20 SB sit ups + 20 SB sit twists)
 

No leg weights
 

Cool Down

1km gentle treadmill.
I know it sounds a lot for a man suffering but hey, I felt reasonably ok, before and after.  Probably a little bit more tired than usual though.
Then Wednesday evening I went along to the Plumstead Runners AGM straight from work.  I have to say, health-wise, Wednesday was the worst I'd sounded all week.  Chest was crackly, throat was hoarse, I was sounding awful.  My voice was on the verge of going.
The AGM dragged on and on and we didnt get out until gone 9:30 but all is now sorted.  I have to say I was losing the will to live by the end but all done for another year.

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